Preparations began on Christmas Eve with a trip down to Hobart waterfront to purchase fresh seafood that come straight off the fishing boats into these great little shops on the water.
I picked up some fresh oysters which came in from Bruny island and some prawns. All for me as Clint isn’t a big fan of seafood.
Once I collected some fruit, vegetables and fresh flowers I wandered back to the car with my bags full of goods.
As Christmas Day rolled around we were up rather early to enjoy a coffee whilst opening up all the pressies. I added some more jewellery from Midsummer Star to my growing collection and Clint managed to score some car parts and a bottle of local Tasmanian bourbon
Mid morning we were able to start making calls back to the family in Perth and hear that the present buying was a success!
I then moved back into the kitchen and glazed the ham ready for the oven. After a few hours and multiple re-applications of the glaze it came out glistening.
A few cocktails along the way made the cooking time fly by and after a quick rest out the back to start reading my new book we were ready to sit down for lunch.
After a rest on the couch and a midday movie we then had made some room for dessert. Chocolate brownie with icecream and fresh cherries, it surely went down a treat.
The rest of the day has involved lazing on the couch, watching a bit of TV, reading books and seeing what everyone is up to on social media. We will likely have a very easy going night. I hope everyone else’s Christmas has been a joyful one and I’m now looking forward to seeing the boats from the Sydney to Hobart sail into Hobart in a few days time.